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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The job outlook for 2014 college graduates is positive, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

In a recent survey of more than 160 employers, companies reported they plan to hire 8.6 percent more than last year.

Half of those employers reported they are looking to hire graduates with degrees in finance, engineering, business and computer science.

Vice President of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University Andy Chan said the positive job outlook can be seen at recent campus job fairs.

"We've seen an increase in employers recruiting on campus about 25 percent more than the past year," Chan said.

Chan advises students to use the resources at one's career services department and said to not just rely on applying online to land a job.

"I think it’s a bit more effective if you can use things like LinkedIn, if you can actually think about all the adults from the professors to your coaches to keep in contact with for job opportunities," Chan said.

Monday 1,054 undergraduates will graduate from Wake Forest University. The top three fields of study for job placement at Wake Forest are finance, education and marketing/sales.


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